Coulter (known for directing episodes of ``The Sopranos'' and ``Sex and the City'') and first-time screenwriter Paul Bernbaum try out each theory a la ``Rashomon,'' but as the movie choppily
shifts between time frames, the mystery becomes less interesting than watching Reeves trying to reconcile his dreams to the realties of being a kept man and fading actor.
Although the story is told choppily
in flashbacks and in many different voices, Thylor uses her considerable narrative skill to hold everything together while maintaining the suspense.
The rest is choppily
divided into subsections with rather breathless introductory texts by Christian Klemm.
It also mistakes prejudice for ideas, and appears to have been edited rather choppily
with a dull bread knife.
But a detectable key is not provided, and most of the metaphors are lost in the choppily
There are plenty of chases - some of them well filmed, others choppily
The overture's rippling wave patterns began unintentionally choppily
but smoothed out later to more pleasing effect.
The result, Susa's Red Ears, 2002, was a choppily
edited, whimsical tale featuring characters drawn on fragments of translucent cels, Scotch-taped together and photographed moving across naively rendered landscapes painted on glass and wood.
shot with a number of characters, ``L'Auberge Espagnole'' is more episodic than sustained drama/comedy, but it has a few moments where the characters' chaotic love lives and career aspirations come into focus.
The style includes both insistent subjectivity and brief, even choppily
phrased passages of metaphysical rebellion.
Next to him, Charming Girl, with a choppily
hewn head and dress of flowing fabric, was paired with a tiny wooden suitor.
What's more, while the play's action moved briskly Wednesday night, it also moved choppily
, with sliding hospital curtains and perambulating chairs creating a noisy choreography.